Robin Young Awarded the 2017 Yankee Quill From The Academy of New England Journalists

WBUR is pleased to announce that The Academy of New England Journalists is presenting host Robin Young with this year’s Yankee Quill Award, which recognizes journalists for their exceptional contributions to their communities and the industry.

Robin is recognized for her work on WBUR & NPR’s “Here and Now” which is carried by nearly 500 NPR stations coast-to-coast, and as a major contributor to the advancement of both television and radio journalism since the 1970s, when she hosted one of TV’s first news magazines on WBZ-TV in Boston.

She is also recognized for her contributions to television in Boston and at NBC, and her distinguished career at WBOS, WBUR and National Public Radio for more than 40 years. In addition, she is honored for her rich involvement in local, community outreach.

Young will be honored alongside Robert J. Ambrogi of Lawyers USA and Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and James Franklin (posthumously), colonial printer, publisher and author at an awards ceremony on Thursday, October 12th at the Crown Plaza in Natick.

The Academy of New England Journalists, founded by Sigma Delta Chi in 1960, honors extraordinary newspaper men and women with the Yankee Quill Award for their lifetime of achievement and distinction in New England journalism. Past recipients include Brian McGrory, editor of The Boston Globe; Jack Williams, news anchor at WBZ-TV; Robert Giles, former curator of the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University and many more. To learn more, please click here.


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